Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)
Schools Special Education PAC (SEPAC) is open to parents and
guardians of children receiving special education services in
Mansfield Schools (IEP or 504), as well as any other
individuals interested in advocacy for students with special
Come to our
first meeting October 6th at 6:30 pm in the Mansfield Public
Library Community Room.
Meet our new
board, learn about our initiatives for this school year, and
network with other parents
Special Education Parent Advisory Council Announces 2015-2016
In a meeting held Tuesday,
June 16th the
Mansfield Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)
held it’s elections for the 2015-2016 board. (Click
IS LOOKING FOR NEW COACHES FOR SPECIAL OLYMPIC SOCCER!!
PLEASE CONTACT HEATHER GAGE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED
Massachusetts provides year-round athletic training and
competition for individuals with intellectual
disabilities. The training requires dedicated volunteer
adult and teen coaches who can work with one or more
athletes on a regular basis.
There’s no need to worry if you have
experience coaching or not, because Special Olympics
Massachusetts needs you. you bring the enthusiasm and
some knowledge and SOMA will provide the training you
need to be a successful coach. When you become a coach,
you will find the rewards go far beyond the finish line.
You will help athletes discover their physical skills,
their self-worth, their courage and their capacity to
The Mansfield Special Olympics program has been running
strong in the town of Mansfield for 7 years! We are very
proud of our athletes. in this time we have watched them
grow and develop their skills in Soccer and basketball
as they work together with their peers. (Unified
Partners) on and off the field/court! As we expand to an
older group of ages 13-21 we are in need of a new head
coach and 2 assistant coaches starting in the Fall of
2013! The age requirement for becoming a head coach with
Special Olympics is 18 and 16 for an assistant coach.
Just like any other sports organization, coaches are
responsible for helping with all aspects of the team,
Attending pre-season coaches meetings.
Assisting with recruiting athletes, partners, and
Maintaining athlete records and registrations.
Developing an 8-10 week practice schedule for the
Conducting well organized practices.
Attending sectional and state-level competitions with
Being a Special Olympics coach is one of the most
important and rewarding volunteer roles in our
organization. That is why 8,000 men and women in
Massachusetts choose to share their time and talent with
SOMA athletes. If you are interested in being part of
our great team as a head coach or assistant coach please
contact Heather Gage, Mansfield Program Coordinator with
any questions you may have via e-mail at
HeatherAndTheBoys@Verizon.net or by phone at
Child Find Notice
It is the responsibility of
the Mansfield Public
Schools to identify any child who is a resident of
Mansfield who may have a disability, regardless of the
severity of the disability. It is also the responsibility of Mansfield
Public Schools to evaluate those students to determine
if they are eligible for special education or related services
under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) or
603 CMR 28 (Massachusetts Special Education Regulations).
The Mansfield school district is committed to identifying children
before their third birthday in order to provide early
intervention services for three and four year-olds. If you
have questions or concerns regarding your child’s
development and would like to have him/her screened, please
call Joanne Jordan at the Roland Green Preschool for an
appointment at (508) 261-1561.
If you suspect that your
child, at any age, may need an evaluation to determine
eligibility for special education services, you may request an
evaluation, at no cost, at your child’s school. Please
contact the Principal at your child’s school for information
about referring your child for an evaluation. Contact
information for each school is listed below:
All students regardless of
race, color, sex, religion, national origin, limited English
proficiency, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability,
or housing status, have equal access to all programs,
including athletics and other extracurricular activities.